Hundreds of thousands of Americans are discovering the benefits of getting a “nose job” each year. Rhinoplasty was one of the top 5 surgical procedures performed in 2014, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Although thought of as primarily cosmetic, there are 3 practical benefits that can come with nose reshaping surgery.
1. You Can Breathe Easier
Through rhinoplasty, Dr. Meade can improve an obstructed airway, which creates better airflow and easier breathing. One of the most common airway obstructions is a deviated septum, which can lead to snoring and sleep apnea.
The nasal septum is the thin wall between your nostrils. It can be pulled, or deviated, more to one side than the other, making one nasal passage smaller and leading to reduced airflow. By adjusting the nasal structure and bringing it into better alignment, Dr. Meade can correct a deviated septum during the surgery.
2. A Better Foundation
Serious nose injuries can lead to internal structural problems that restrict airflow, as well as detract from your overall appearance. Rhinoplasty can create improved bone structure and symmetry, especially after an injury that reshaped the nose or damaged its foundational support.
3. A New Look
A nose job can create better harmony and balance with your other facial features by reshaping a nose that may look too small or too large. A nose job can change the size and position of the nostrils, bumps and dips in the bridge, the width at the bridge and the shape and size of the tip of the nose. And, unlike most other plastic surgery procedures, teenagers can have rhinoplasty done too, helping them feel more confident about their appearance as they enter adulthood.
A board-certified plastic surgeon with a wealth of experience, Dr. Meade’s enthusiasm for cosmetic surgery is immediately clear when you first meet him. He puts patients at ease with his warm smile, vast knowledge and individualized attention to detail.
He is dedicated to staying current on the very latest techniques and procedures available in the field of cosmetic surgery. In conversation with Dr. Meade, you clearly can see that cosmetic surgery is more than just his career, but his passion.